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Nuclear watchdog finds 3 nuclear plants guilty of 'malicious' safety violations

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) concluded on June 29 that three nuclear power plants were guilty of “level 2” safety violations by breaching standards on placement of power cables… 228 more words

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Nuclear watchdog finds 3 nuclear plants guilty of 'malicious' safety violations

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) concluded on June 29 that three nuclear power plants were guilty of “level 2” safety violations by breaching standards on placement of power cables… 228 more words

Japan

No accountability in nuclear industry

Following the June 16 quake in Hakodate, Hokkaido, nuclear plant operators in the area reported no damage, but even if there were problems, because of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new anti-democratic secrecy law, they would not necessarily report them, nor would they feel any compunction to do so. 85 more words

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No accountability in nuclear industry

Following the June 16 quake in Hakodate, Hokkaido, nuclear plant operators in the area reported no damage, but even if there were problems, because of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new anti-democratic secrecy law, they would not necessarily report them, nor would they feel any compunction to do so. 85 more words

Japan

The Cost Of Nuclear Diplomacy

The Indian government has offered to spend lakhs of crores of public money on a loss-making American corporation, and has put its citizens in a position where they might have to pay high costs for electricity and will not be able to hold this corporation accountable for an accident. 27 more words

Politics

The Exelon Almost-Bailout: Chris Crane’s Blazing Saddles Moment

A week or so ago, the Illinois General Assembly failed to pass Senate Bill 1585, the Exelon Bailout Bill. The bill failed despite a series of full-page newspaper ads and a robocall campaign touting how great the Exelon bailout would be for consumers. 1,130 more words

Natural Gas

Exelon Says It Will Close 2 Illinois Nuclear Plants

CHICAGO (AP) — Exelon Corp. said Thursday that it will shut two Illinois nuclear power plants after the state Legislature declined to act on the company’s request for financial support. 245 more words

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